The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

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PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
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Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Objective

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it.

Our winners will be read by a jury featuring over a dozen literary managers, producers, development executives, filmmakers, and even an iconic horror actress.

Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, Final Draft licenses for all Top 10 finalists, Shudder subscriptions, Creepy Co gift cards, rare horror memorabilia, and so much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 1, 2020 $20.00
Regular October 31, 2020 $25.00 37
Final November 25, 2020 $30.00 62
Extended December 15, 2020 $35.00 82

Free entry is available for VIP members of the Screenwriters Network Discord Server or those who have earned enough tokens. Learn more at https://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – February 15th, 2021; Semifinalists – March 1st, 2021; Top 10 Finalists - March 15th, 2021, Winners – April 26th, 2021.

Rules

Screenplays entered must 25 pages or under, be written in English, and adhere to industry standard screenplay format. For a full list of rules, please visit the official website.

Awards

This year's jury includes:
  • Joe Bob Briggs - Film Critic, Performer
  • Scott Stoops - Literary Manager - Good Fear Content
  • Julian Terry - Filmmaker (Whisper, The Nurse, They Hear It)
  • Chelsea Lupkin - Senior Programmer at Short of the Week, Filmmaker (Flagged, Lucy's Tale)
  • Glenn Cockburn - Literary Manager - Meridian Artists
  • John Zaozirny - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
  • Barbara Crampton - Actress (You're Next, From Beyond, Chopping Mall, Re-Animator)
  • Jenn Wexler - Filmmaker (The Ranger, ABC's of Death 2, Slumber Party)
  • Scott Carr - Literary Manager - Management SGC
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
  • Zack Zucker - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
  • Krista Sipp - Literary Manager - First Friday Entertainment

The Top 3 Winners Receive:

  • Circulation and recommendation to our network of Hollywood managers, agents, producers and development executives.
  • Final Draft Screenwriting Software.
  • Waived entry to multiple other contests and festivals.
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate.
  • Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List.
  • Killer swag courtesy of Shudder, Final Draft, Creepy Co, Rue Morgue, Slasher TV, 1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys & Collectibles, Trick or Treat Studios, Fright Rags, Waxwork Records, Ghoulish Gary, and more.
  • Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • VIP Platinum Memberships on Screenwriters Network (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • Tokens for use on Screenwriters Network (100, 75, and 50)
  • Plus, our 3rd Place Winner will receive 5 pages of in-depth analysis and actionable advice from The Script Butcher!

Top 10 Finalists Receive:

  • Finalist Laurels, Final Draft license, Creepy Co. Gift Card, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus, your script will be read by our panel of industy judges.

Semi-Finalists Receive:

  • Semi Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus your screenplay will be made available by request to potential producers and filmmakers.

Quarter Finalists Receive:

  • Quarter Finalist Laurels, 10 Tokens on Screenwriters Network, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, and 5 Coverfly Tokens for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange.

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

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Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Contest News

Killer Short Names Contest Semifinalists

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2020 Semi-Finalists, representing approximately the top 5% of all submissions.

AN APPLE A DAY, by Allen Roughton
BABY DOLL, by John Burr
BAEL, by Brandon Weavil
BLANK, by Avishai Weinberger & Tova Weinberger
BONESEED, by Joshua David Matthews & Brett Brooks
BORDER CONTROL, by Michael Rogers
BREEDER, by Alex Payne
BY MOONLIGHT, by Brandon Laraby
COLD CALL, by David Bryant
CONSUMED, by Brian K
DEAD BODY CAM, by Brian Lisi
DEAD BY DAWN, by Johnny Gao
DRONE, by John Arvai
ETERNI-TREE, by Doug Mallette
FACELIFT, by Virat Pal
FALL, by Danny Newell
FIELD TEST, by Chris Hicks
FINAL FINAL GIRLS, by Ben DeLoose & Matthew Chilelli
FINGERS, by Lachlan Marks
FOG OF WAR, by Steven Lundgren
FREEZER, by Chris Wiltz
GANGLERS, by Mark Renshaw
INTRUDER, by Maria Wilson
MI CARINO, by Christian Jacob Ramon
MY DJINN, by Rubel Rafael Ahmed
NOISE COMPLAINT, by Matt McCarthy & Katherine Cox
SASKIA, by Connor Savage
SECOND SKIN, by Gary Davies
SLAUGHTER HEARSE, by Evan Baughfman
SMILEY IKE, by Trevor Lawrence
THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKER, by Chris Hicks
THE KEY, by Jorge Lucas
THE LEGEND OF THE RABBIT MAN, by Darren Joe
THE NO-NO MAN, by CJ Whitehead
THE RICKETY MAN, by Jeremiah Lewis
UNFINISHED BUSINESS, by Kimberley Elizabeth
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS, by Sarah Emery & Carl Firth
WIGILIA, by Richard Karpala
YOU'RE IT, by John Licata
ZOMBIES ON A BUS, by Janet L. Loftis

Updated: 03/01/2020

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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